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P R I M E M I N I S T E R

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PRESS STATEMENT NO

8 December 1972

AIRLINE CURFEW

The Prime Minister, Mr Whitlam, today issued an instruction that airline companies must observe the night curfew on jet aircraft operations at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. -

The instruction is aimed at minimising nuisance to people living in the vicinity of flight paths to and from the airport.

Mr Whitlam issued the instruction in a minute to the Director of Civil Aviation, Sir Donald Anderson.

- He told Sir Donald that, in accordance with stated - government policy, he should ensure that all airline companies strictly observe the curfew which operates from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The only exception to this strict enforcement should be on safety grounds, he said.

Mr Whitlam told Sir Donald that it was most important that the airlines be notified immediately so they can plan for the Christmas period.

CANBERRA, A.C.T.